We’ve definitely had a very fickle spring this year… Warm up for a couple days, snow several inches, repeat weekly.
Second day of the most recent snowfall. It was actually deeper, but some melted off the bottom during the day.
And finally, some blue sky! Here’s to hoping spring-like weather shows up soon…
Had our first hard frost of the fall last night; it actually got cold enough to freeze the puddles and leave a thin sheet on the water buckets. It snowed about an inch the night before, then the sky cleared…
Found this poor guy hiding on a fence post – he must have been freezing! (pun not intended).
Wow, I think this is the hardest challenge Ed has ever given us, at least for me. Only two pictures! I’ve taken so many photos during the year, and I have so many favorites! Due to the virus the computer got on Christmas Eve, all the pictures taken before that were on disc, so I didn’t have time to go through all of them, so I finally settled on these two, both from late in the year.
This probably one of my favorites of all the frosty barb wire that I’ve taken. It’s the desktop background, too!
I love love love this one. It’s one thing to get a really good picture of one hawk, but two, the other one swooping past, is pretty rare for a amateur photographer.
Still some moisture in the ground, but not very much. Got down to 14ºF last night. Dogs were very happy to sleep inside for the night, could hardly yard them outside to do their business before bed. “Do we have to? Can’t we just come wake you up at 2 am, when we really have to go?”
I think that Nick was really glad for his padded stable blanket last night. I meant to go break the layer of ice that had no doubt formed in his bucket since doing my evening chores before going to bed, but I was so sleepy that I plumb forgot, so this is what his bucket looked like this morning.
The preferred weapon of choice for the occasion of ice chopping.
Happy anniversary to the Sunday Stills Challenge! It’s been a year, to the day, actually, since the day that everybody first sent in their pictures. The weather was exactly like this, cold and dry and frosty in the morning. I remember taking the dogs up to play in the House Field and how excited I was about the first challenge. Hasn’t worn off yet – I still look forward to them every week.
I had so many that I decided to put them in a little gallery thing so I wouldn’t be stuck uploading them in case the power went out again like earlier this morning. Clicking on the pictures should make them bigger…
I’m taking a page out of Linda’s book and posting more often…
For once the weather people are actually calling the weather correctly. They’re calling for possible snow – maybe an inch of accumulation – tonight and tomorrow, and lows in the teens for a couple days before it is supposedly going to warm up and return to rain. The thermometer on the porch says 28º F. Brrr! Luckily we’re out of the east wind, so the cold doesn’t just instantly cut through your clothes. I’ve been practically living in my down vest and scarf since it started freezing pretty hard a night! Luckily there’s hardly any ice to break, it’s still thin enough for the animals to break.
Took the dogs up in the field for a Sunday Stills “photo shoot” and they had a blast. So much to sniff, especially since the coyotes were out and about last night and yipping like crazy.
I had so many favorite close-ups, it was hard to choose, but I finally settled on the barb wire pics I took the other day. The one above sort of looks like it has hair on it, the frost is so long.
This one was in a more protected area, so not as much frost.
We got our first frost this morning… A couple days ago, we actually had a tiny bit of frost, just on a few clover leaves, but today was a real frost.
The sky looked so wierd this morning with the sun kind of hiding behind the trees and making a halo.
I’m glad that the ice on the bucket is only a thin film, and not a quarter, or half inch thick like it gets in the winter.
The grass out in front the Horse Barn.
One good thing about the frost, all the frosty barbed wire pictures!
Trace is up in the Ten Acre field watching Melvin run at mach 5 to the house. He got shocked on Nick’s electric fence. Melvin had to run to house so he could shiver and hide under the table for a few hours.
The other day, Shirely over at Ride A Good Horse gave me this award. First of all, thank you, Shirely!
The text that goes with the award: “To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means: “This blog invests and believes, the proximity” (meaning, that blogging makes us ‘close’ – being close through proxy)
“They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let’s try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.”
I’m passing this award onto Threecollie, and Paula
**On another note, I’m goin to set aside some time tomorrow and go through and answer all the comments that I’m behind on.**